Massive Planting Ensures a Picture Perfect 2017 Carnival of Flowers Festival

Toowoomba Regions' Parks Team

 Massive Planting Ensures a Picture Perfect 2017 Carnival of Flowers Festival

Whoever said gardening was a relaxation activity should talk to the Toowoomba Region’s Parks team who are midway through planting just under 160,000 annuals and 20,000 bulbs in readiness for the spectacular 2017 Carnival of Flowers.

The team have been getting up close and personal with mother-earth to ensure the city’s gardens, walkways, parks and public spaces bloom on time and in a perfect kaleidoscope of colour for Carnival.  

It’s massive – check these figures out:


  • Queens Park: 40,000 Annuals and 8,000 Bulbs are being planted
  • Laurel Bank: 68,000 Annuals and 10,500 Bulbs
  • Picnic Point, Tourist Info and Top of the Range: 26,000 Annuals
  • CBD (Ruthven/Margaret Streets): 6,500 Annuals and 1,500 Bulbs
  • Newtown Park, Vera Lacaze, Chalk Drive: 11,000 Annuals
  • And on Spring Bluff: 8,000 Annuals


That’s a lot of spadework and bended backs!! But, it’s all part of the annual preparation for the famous Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, title holder of the Australian Tourism Gold Award for Major Festival or Event.


Flowers & Gardens Event Details:

  • Grand Central Parade: Saturday 16 September
  • The Chronicle Garden Competition: Friday 15 – Sunday 24 September
  • St Luke’s Flower & Music Festival: Friday 15-Wednesday 20 September
  • Toowoomba Clivia Society Show: Friday 15-Wednesday 20 September
  • Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show: Friday 15-Monday 18 September
  • Ikebana Display: Saturday 16-Sunday 24 September
  • Toowoomba Orchid Society Show: Friday 15-Tuesday 19 September
  • Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show: Friday 15-Sunday 17 September
  • Bromeliad Society Show: Saturday 16 September-Monday 18 September
  • Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park: Monday 18-Thursday 21 September
  • Morning Garden Tour: Friday 15 September-Sunday 24 September
  • Afternoon Garden Tour: Friday 15 September-Sunday 24 September
  • Full Day Grand Parade & Garden Tour: Saturday 16 September
  • CBD & Architecture Walking Tour: Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 September
  • 150 Years of Rail Walking Tour: Thursday 21 & Saturday 23 September
  • Darker Side of Toowoomba Walking Tour: Saturday 23 September


Event Details:

  • Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers: September 15-24, 2017
  • Check the program at or on
  • Details of all organised garden tours, including the morning and afternoon guided tours are available and can be booked online  
  • Book tickets for the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival, including the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series, at
  • Accommodation packages will be available at